Before surgery, it’s important to participate in a pre-op medical evaluation. This in-office screening ensures you’re healthy enough to undergo an operation. At Gearity Wellness Center, LLC, in St. Cloud and Orlando, Florida, the team conducts pre-op medical evaluations, checking for risk factors of cardiac, pulmonary, and infectious complications. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.
A pre-op medical evaluation is a screening procedure used to determine your risk of complications during surgery. The overall preoperative risk you face depends on the type of surgery. However, even minimally invasive operations present challenges.
The team at Gearity Wellness Center, LLC, recommends all people undergo a pre-op medical evaluation before surgery. This type of screening is especially beneficial for people with underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or respiratory disorders.
A pre-op medical evaluation takes place several weeks before your operation. During your appointment, your provider at Gearity Wellness Center, LLC, focuses on three specific areas:
During this portion of your pre-op medical evaluation, your provider conducts a physical and neurological exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your lifestyle and the symptoms you’re experiencing.
Make sure to let your provider know if you drink alcohol or use tobacco. It’s also important to let your provider know about any prescription medications, vitamins, or nutritional supplements you take regularly.
After gathering this information, your provider conducts a functional assessment, checking your vital signs, reflexes, and overall range-of-motion.
After gathering information about your general health, your provider orders a series of laboratory tests, including a complete blood count (CBC), an extensive blood chemistry profile, and a urinalysis.
Your provider uses this information to determine your risk of side-effects and to see what type of anesthesia you’ll most benefit from. To achieve accurate results, your provider might ask you to fast several hours before your appointment.
Cardiovascular disease affects about 25% of the adult population. Although common, heart disease increases your risk of surgery-related complications, including heart attack, stroke, or a prolonged hospital stay.
A cardiac evaluation helps your provider assess the strength and function of your heart muscle. If your provider detects a potential problem, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, they may recommend getting your numbers under control prior to moving forward with surgery.
Anyone who is preparing to undergo surgery should schedule a pre-op medical evaluation. This advice applies to healthy people as well as those with underlying health problems. Participating in a pre-op medical evaluation can provide important insights about your health. It can also alert you to potential problems, ensuring your operation goes smoothly.
To schedule your pre-op medical evaluation at Gearity Wellness Center, LLC, call the nearest office and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.